The average weight for a baby girl of 20 weeks is 6.25kg. Your baby's weight is in the top 9% of baby girls of her age. This is remarkable considering her eczema and the formula changes she has experienced. Her development is above average for her age. Most children only sit unsupported at the age of 6 months. Her language development is also above average for a baby who is not 5 months old yet.She should only eat the 'safe' foods and fruit at this stage: sweet potato, pumpkin, butternut, rice, apples and pears.
I am concerned about her lack of sleep and with her eczema treatment. Advantan is a medium potency steroid ointment and cannot be used continuously in a young baby.Eczema and especially the itching associated with it certainly will keep babies from sleeping.Has your baby had allergy tests to find out what she is allergic to? While breastfeeding it would help to avoid drinking milk and eating eggs and peanuts.You will need to take a calcium supplement while you are not drinking milk.
Babies with eczema are very heat intolerant, so keep your baby cool at all times and only dress her in cotton clothing. Her bedroom must be well ventilated and not too warm. After bathing her [in luke warm water] and using Epizone E as a soap substitute, moisturise her with Epimax cream. Reserve the Advantan for use on difficult areas of her rash and always avoid using it on her face and neck.Try not to use the Advantan more than twice per week.
It would really help to settle your baby if you used the 'wet wraps' technique at night. You will find information about this on Google or you can email Sister Sheila Baker of the UCT Allergy Unit at:firstname.lastname@example.org for advice about this technique. Also change the antihistamine from Telfast to Allecet 2.5ml at night.
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